BROOKLYN - This past Tuesday, members of the NYPD and the Brooklyn community came together to cheer on Brooklyn's Pak Stallions as they versed the Queens-based Superstars in the Cricket League Championships.

The NYPD started a special Youth Cricket League. Players say the police order permits for the fields, help coach 14 to 19-year-olds, and even provide equipment for the players.

Members of the NYPD say sponsoring the league and sharing with the borough's South Asian community bridges the gap between them. They also say that when immigrant groups come over, they don't understand policing so this opportunity is successful and beneficial.

Scouts have even come by to check out the players. But, police say after working with these kids, they hope the players will choose different careers ? although it won't hurt if they want to join the police force.